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Handling Complex Litigation

When an employee at a North Carolina phosphate production facility developed mesothelioma after long-term exposure to asbestos, there was a debate over which insurance carrier was responsible for the risk at the time of his last injurious exposure. Lewis & Roberts successfully argued before the NC Court of Appeals that the plaintiff’s last exposure did not occur while its client was the insurance carrier on the risk. The case was overturned and the client was not liable for plaintiff’s disability benefits and ongoing medical expenses.